A Highly Important Pair Victorian Silver Gilt Triton Salt Cellars. Made by Banards, London 1899. Weight: 565gr (18.2oz). This is a truly exceptional pair of Victorian silver gilt salt cellars. This design is certainly one of the most iconic salt cellar designs made in English silver and examples are represented in many of the finest museums around the world and the British royal collection. This design of salt cellars was originally made by Paul Storr for Rundell Bridge & Rundell. This set above are absolutely identical in every way and appear to have been made from the original Storr moulds. The dimension and weight are also identical. These salts were all made by the famous Victorian silversmiths, Barnards. Barnards were one of the oldest silversmiths in London and produced some of the most important pieces of silver in the second half of the 19th century. Four of these salts are hallmarked for 1894 with a completely identical pair hallmarked for 1899. There are at least three variations of this model, each with a different base. The attribution of the design for this well-known model to William Theed is based on its close similarity to Theed’s bronze sculpture “Thetis returning from Vulcan with the Arms of Achilles” now in the Royal Collection. This attribution is strengthened by the inclusion of a drawing for this model on a rectangular base in an album of designs for Rundell’s, entitled Designs for Plate by John Flaxman, etc. He had previously worked for Josiah Wedgwood as had his friend and later fellow designer for Rundell’s, John Flaxman. There are at least three variations of this model, each with differing base. Most of the known examples were marked either by Paul Storr or William Pitts, who also supplied Rundell’s illustrated in A. Sloane, Antiquity Revisited, English and French Silver-Gilt from the Collection of Audrey Love, London, 1997, pp. 6 and 7 and J. Bliss, The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver on loan to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, n. For any further questions or photographs please feel free to get in touch! The item “A HIGHLY IMPORTANT PAIR OF SILVER GILT TRITON SALTS, BARNARD 1899 STORR MODEL” is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “on-antiques” and is located in LONDON. This item can be shipped to United States, European Union member countries, Canada.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Product: Salt & Pepper Cellars/ Shakers
- Brand: Barnard
- Age: 1850-1899
- Antique: Yes
- Material: Solid Silver
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